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  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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When you stay at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Rarotonga, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Beachcomber Pearl Market and Cook Islands Library and Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens are outfitted with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Main Rd, Muri Beach
Rarotonga, Cook Islands


5.0 Excellent 469 Reviews
Heaven on an Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel. A lot. And I've been to some pretty nice places. But I must say, Rumours was one of my best stays ever. From my early emails to Belinda with endless questions to final check-out on that last day of the stay, it was a first class experience. The villas (#4) was right on the beach as promised and was exquisite. Lisa was a great host and was there for any questions I had. They also booked my Aitutaki day trip in advance of my arrival. Private, romantic, elegant. Go!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opening your doors to that view every morning just can’t be beat. After much deliberation and research we picked here for our honeymoon and wasn’t disappointed. We stayed in Spa Villa 6, which is a couple of minutes in the car away from the reception but you don’t really need to go there. The villas have everything you need, spacious, luxury kitchen, BBQ, pool, hot tub and the beach, you get given your own Kayaks and snorkelling gear plus shoes ( which are needed as it’s rocky coral most beaches )

We didn’t really use the pool as it was at back of house and water cold, we spent most of the time on the front balcony looking out to sea, taking the boats out or going for a snorkel, then into the hot tub afterwards. Highly recommend hiring a car or moped to get around the island, 40 minutes can do the round trip and really easy and safe. Having a BBQ yourself one night is awesome too plus we found Antopodes the best and only real A La Carter restaurant on the island

Every local we met said that rumours was the best luxury accommodation on the island so let Andrew and Belinda take care of you and book yourself in. The Spa there was excellent too

Just Amazing and luxurious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation in the villa is more than 5 star. 2 king bedrooms each with a full bathroom, one with double basins, each have a small garden view. Both bedrooms have French doors onto the court yard with pool, dining table, bbq and lounge chairs. Huge open kitchen, lounge and dining area looking
Onto decking and beach with more lounges . The staff are amazing . Always obliging and quick to help. The breakfasts are wonderful and generous in size and very fresh. Atmosphere is luxurious and romantic. Scenery stunning. The perfect place for our anniversary . Staff have also supplied a detailed sheet on places to eat and this does not disappoint. Every restaurant we tried was a 5 for cost, food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend Rumours.

Quite simply AMAZING!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We recently decided to venture for a holiday to the cook islands and due to the fantastic reviews on tripadvisor for rumours we chose to stay with them. We were not disappointed, in actual fact the accomodation and all the staff exceeded our expectations. Andrew and Belinda actually take a vested interest in making your holiday amazing. Andrew took his time in explaining all the areas of interest and where were the best places to eat, he also took his time explaining how everything worked and even recommended a car rental company. The villa, well where do I start, the little touches such as salt and pepper, oil, complementary coffee pods, tea etc all makes this a truely outstanding property even down to the plastic food containers for those pesky island ants. Breakfast (yum) was hand delivered every morning and please do yourself a favour and indulge your taste buds in one of their platters they are truely a work of culinary art to say the least and taste amazing. The villa was generous in size and was equipped with all the creature comforts. This is truly an outstanding property and what makes it so amazing is the staff that are there making your stay one of the best possible. Hats of to Andrew and Belinda for making this our personal no1 property that we have ever stayed at we are already planning our return.

Incredible stay - try the fresh coconuts on the beachfront
Reviewed 2 months ago

1) Belinda and Andrew are so helpful and kind, they had some great recommendations for activities and restaurants and helped us make reservations for dinner and tours. They really put the effort in to make our honeymoon special.
2) Staff are fantastic, always smiling and happy to accommodate you.
3) Kitchens in the villas are well stocked to cook breakfast and other meals if you wish.
4) Breakfasts are great - lots of choice.
5) Good location - close but not too close to Muri village.
6) Villas are immaculately clean.
7) Wide selection of books and films available.

Would not hesitate to stay there again.